The bearing went out in the compressor. Therefore, regardless if the clutch was engaged or not, it wouldn't turn. It needs replaced, but I think you already know that.
You mentioned an older Ford truck. I wish I had one that new (LOL). I drive a 93 Dakota with 221K on it. It won't die, and I refuse to spend 20+K on a new truck.
As far as the compressor, check the salvage yards. They were loaded with vehicles like that from the cash for clunkers. I know you'll find a good one for cheap.
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Monday, July 26th, 2010 AT 12:15 AM